Wednesday, March 29, 2017

We are excited to announce that we will be leading upcoming FREE workshops in collaboration with the Neighborhood Preservation Center in the East Village: CAPTURING THE FACES AND VOICES OF THE LOWER EAST SIDE’S DISAPPEARING MOM-AND-POP STOREFRONTS


Session #1: Monday, April 24 or May 1, 2017
Session #2: Monday, May 22 or Monday, June 5, 2017
6:30 PM

FREE - Registration Required via

Capturing the Faces and Voices of the Lower East Side's Disappearing Mom-and-Pop Storefronts is a photography and oral history workshop of the cultural significance of mom-and-pop stores and the impact they have on the pulse, life, and texture of their communities. There will be two free workshops (consisting of two sessions each) held at the Neighborhood Preservation Center in the East Village culminating in an exhibition of each participant’s work at the Theater for the New City Art Gallery from August 14 – September 18, 2017.

The workshops teach how photography and oral history can be tools for public awareness and advocacy. Participants will learn to create their own powerful photographs of neighborhood storefronts as well as record oral histories with shop owners, which communicate artistically and are insightful and moving. Taught by acclaimed photographers and best-selling authors Karla and James Murray. Space is limited to 35 participants per workshop (70 participants total).

Advance registration is required. REGISTER:  

Workshops will take place at:
Neighborhood Preservation Center 232 East 11th Street New York, NY 10003
6:30- 8:30 PM

Capturing the Faces and Voices of the Lower East Side’s Disappearing Mom-and-Pop Storefronts is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York Legislature and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Additional support is provided by the Neighborhood Preservation Center and the Theater for the New City.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

M. Katz & Sons Fine Furniture Essex Street, Lower East Side, NYC

We loved its oversize #signage with a mix of massive chunky serif and #script #lettering! In late 2010 the furniture #storefront was transformed into a pawn shop in the front leading to a restaurant and bar/lounge upstairs. The ghost signage can still be seen on the new facade for Beauty & Essex.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Our exploration what is left of an abandoned World War II Nazi Labor Camp in Krakow, Poland by via Untapped Cities...


"Feeling that this might give us a unique perspective on the atrocities that took place not only in Poland, but across Europe not that long ago, we decided to hike across the Vistula River to get a better look. In an age where tolerance unimaginably seems to be brought into question again, we wanted a quiet and somehow more personal experience than we felt we would get in the tourist-heavy memorial and museum sites nearby."